Teenage Jane has a life-altering experience when she is one of many victims of a terrorist bomb attack. Realizing that she and the world are mortal and fragile, she decides to make a positive difference.
Deemed safer than living in the city, Jane is transplanted from Metro City to a quiet, little suburb called Kent Waters. Quickly, Jane conspires with a group of misfits, who are all named Jane, to make Kent Waters happier through random acts of art. (It's like a less violent and destructive Project Mayhem from the book/movie Fight Club.)
The Plain Janes is at once relevant and hopeful. It is a contagious read that will keep you flipping through the pages non-stop. Not often am I motivated to read a book in one sitting, but I could not put The Plain Janes down until I was done. Yes, I sacrficed an hour of sleep but it was worth it.